A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Jelena Stupljanin

While in high school, Jelena ended up in a drama studio where she was trained and tutored by the late legendary acting professor Milenko Maricic. Then, a year later she was accepted at the prestigious National Academy of Dramatic Arts of Serbia, after auditioning with nearly 1000 candidates, in the class of the renown professor Gordana Maric. She completed the four years endeavor ahead of time with excellence and an award 'Branivoj Djordjevic' for best student in diction.

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Jelena won the hearts of the nation playing the title role in the musical 'Front Page Doll,' which earned her the best actress award of Theater 'Terazije'. This was the beginning of a new era of Jelena's career. Her success continued when she became a permanent member of one of the leading European theater companies' Atelje 212, where she took part in many mainstream productions, both nationally and internationally, including tours in most of the European countries.

Although she has appeared in many minor TV and Film productions before, Lisice-Foxes, a TV cult title featured on the national Serbian broadcast, that 'introduced' Jelena Stupljanin to the mass TV audiences across Serbia and the Balkans. Being one of the lead characters, Jelena and her fellow cast members mesmerized the spectators and made Foxes a grand success.

With the great generosity and support of Svetozar Cvetkovic (the artistic director of Atelje 212), HRH Princess Elizabeth Karageorgevic of Serbia as well as Ms Eileen Murray, Jelena was sponsored to attend the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York.

Currently Jelena is based bi-continentally and works both in Europe and the US on both the east and the west coast, and she is equally successful on stage and on screen.

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Slobodan Ćuk

BSEE, Belgrade University, Yugoslavia, 1970
MSEE, University of Santa Clara, CA, USA 1974
Ph.D., Caltech, CA, USA, 1976

Dr. Slobodan Ćuk was a full-time Professor of Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology until January 1, 2000. During that time, more than 30 students obtained their Ph.D. degree in Power Electronics under Dr. Ćuk's guidance. Many of them are now leading researchers and/or Professors of Power Electronics in the U.S. and abroad.

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Serbian Americans: History—Culture—Press

by Krinka Vidaković-Petrov, translated from Serbian by Milina Jovanović

Learned, lucid, and deeply perceptive, SERBIAN AMERICANS is an immensely rewarding and readable book, which will give historians invaluable new insights, and general readers exciting new ways to approach the history​ of Serbian printed media. Serbian immigration to the U.S. started dates from the first few decades of 19th c. The first papers were published in San Francisco starting in 1893. During the years of the most intense politicization of the Serbian American community, the Serbian printed media developed quickly with a growing number of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly publications. Newspapers were published in Serbian print shops, while the development of printing presses was a precondition for the growth of publishing in general. Among them were various kinds of books: classical Serbian literature, folksong collections, political pamphlets, works of the earliest Serbian American writers in America (poetry, prose and plays), first translations from English to Serbian, books about Serb immigrants, dictionaries, textbooks, primers, etc.

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